Another blitheringly idiotic, agenda-driven article asks,
“How much longer before all of Florida is underwater?“
Well, let’s see… Florida’s mean elevation is 100 ft, and it’s highest elevation is 345 ft.
Although the mean sea level has risen at least 120 meters since the last glacial maximum 21,000 years ago, it plateaued to within 15 meters of today’s level some 8,000 years ago.
Thus, even at the absolute MAXIMUM sea level rise rate between 21,000 and 8,000 years ago (7.78 m/k-years) from the glacial maximum to the modern warm period, it would take 4,243 years for Florida to be half-flooded, and 12,857 years for Florida to be completely flooded, but only IF…
That IF is that the max rate were even possible. It’s not, as that was due to the melting of world-covering glaciers. We only have a tiny fraction of such coverage, so, given today’s CURRENT rate, it will take 16,500 years for half-coverage, and 50,000 years for full coverage.
BUT WAIT!!! Is there even enough ice in the world LEFT to provide that much flooding???
No! In fact, if all the ice covering Antarctica, Greenland, and in mountain glaciers around the world were to melt, sea level would rise about 70 meters (230 feet).
Thus, Florida can NEVER flood to even the half-way point, even if all ice in the world were to melt.
Thus, the article above is FAKE NEWS.
Thus, talks of “rising two meters by 2100” is outlandishly fake news, particularly when the WORST CASE estimate currently stands at about 4 inches, just 0.1016 meters, placing the “two meters” exaggeration factor at 19.7 TIMES greater than reality.
Come on, world! Learn some math. Learn some science. Learn how NOT to be lead around like a cow with a ring in your nose by agenda-driven NON-science.
Yet another blitheringly idiotic, agenda-driven global warming scare-scam article DEBUNKED BY SCIENCE!